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Tickets available for IAM and GCR Connect: The SEP Summit 2022

Leading policymakers and legal advisers will gather to discuss prominent SEP licensing and litigation challenges at IAM and GCR Connect: The SEP Summit later this month.

09 September 2022

Turkish enforcer resumes decision-making after new board members appointed

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has re-appointed three members to the country’s competition authority, bringing an end to a temporary halt in its enforcement operations due to a lack of quorum.

08 September 2022

Portugal issues record gun-jumping fine

The Portuguese Competition Authority has imposed its highest-ever sanction on a company for gun jumping, fining a major charity €2.5 million for failing to notify its acquisition of control over a national Red Cross hospital.

08 September 2022

Hong Kong revises leniency policy in bid to stimulate applications

Hong Kong’s antitrust watchdog has opened up the possibility of leniency for individuals who first report a cartel or provide “substantial assistance” in an ongoing case, even if a company has already secured leniency in the same matter.

08 September 2022

New foreign investment control chief appointed in UK

New UK business secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg is expected to adopt a more hawkish approach in overseeing a foreign investment control regime that has already blocked two deals in eight months, according to local practitioners.

08 September 2022

Compass Lexecon boosts European practice with double hire

Compass Lexecon has recruited two competition experts to serve as vice presidents in Paris and Brussels, respectively.

07 September 2022

Poland probes Kia dealerships over collusive agreements

Poland’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into a domestic Kia importer and 10 of its dealers on suspicion the companies agreed to fix prices and allocate the local market for the manufacturer's cars.

07 September 2022

Heineken should face damages claim from Greek brewery in Dutch courts, local AG says

Heineken’s Greek subsidiary should have foreseen that it could be sued in the jurisdiction where its parent company is based when it infringed competition rules in Greece, an advocate-general at the Supreme Court of the Netherlands has said.

07 September 2022

RV companies offer divestitures to allay concerns in Australia

Motorhome rental companies THL Group and Apollo Tourism & Leisure have offered to divest a significant portion of the latter’s recreational vehicle business in Australia to address concerns that their merger would harm competition.

07 September 2022

Despite EU block, Illumina/Grail is far from over

The European Commission’s decision to force Illumina to undo its purchase of Grail marks the enforcer’s first prohibition based purely on vertical concerns, but lawyers say the emphasis on protecting future competition will face a tough test before the EU courts.

06 September 2022

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